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Receiving beamed files with Windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by buzzz, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. buzzz

    buzzz Thread Starter

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    Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, however this is kind of specific to 98 in my circumstance.

    I have just installed an IR adapter to a Win 98se desktop PC. I am trying to BEAM, not Hotsync, a file from a Palm device to the desktop. When I attempt to do so, the Palm states that it cannot find a receiving device. Now, I know the port is working because the PC adapter senses and names the Palm IR adapter. In addition, I can beam from the PC to the Palm.

    In addition, I am able to beam from the Palm to a Win XP LAPTOP, as well as beam from that laptop to the Palm.

    My theory, is that the desktop PC simply doesn't recognize that it needs to receive something. That I need a utility or program running to receive beams from the Palm device. Is this accurate? I would image that the laptop, with the IR adapter built in, has these utilities/programs built in and automatically loaded as part of it's design.

    So, if anyone has any insight to my quandry, I would be most appreciative of the input.

    Thanks, and I hope you're all having a wonderful day!
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    What is the name and version of Palm that you have? When you installed the IR adapter to the pc, did you install all from the CD, if provided? I'm thinking you have, as you mentioned that you can Beam from PC to the Palm, just not the otehr way round.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. buzzz

    buzzz Thread Starter

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    The Palm unit is a brand new Zire 72, the IR unit is an iFoundry IR adapter. Regarding the CD that came with the adapter, it just had a driver on it. Their web site wasn't worth dirt from what I found.

    More details for you...
    - Using an IBM Thinkpad, Win XP SP1, I can beam to and from the Zire with no problem. But then I imagine that IBM puts some utilities in there by default, unless it's part of XP.

    - I can beam to and from an iPaq with no problems.

    - I can beam to and from another Palm with no problems.

    - The Win 98se desktop can beam TO the Palm unit. It will also identofy the Palm when in range of the IR port. However, when I try to beam FROM the Palm to the Win 98se PC I get a message that says "Could not find a receiving hand held computer".

    My assumption is that there isn't any program monitoring the IR port for receipt of data. I know I can load Hotsync and use the USB port. I also believe I can use the IR port to sync with Hotsync. However, the goal is to be able to simply beam a file to, and possibly from, the desktop from a Palm device, without using Hotsync.

    BTW - I also tested a Palm Tungsten E and got the same results.

    Thanks!!!
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I'm assuming you've done this, as it works to the laptop:

    In the application screen, tap the Prefs icon.
    Tap the downward-pointing arrow in the upper-right corner of the Preferences window.
    In the dropdown menu, select General.
    In the General Preferences screen, tap the downward-pointing arrow beside Beam Receive.
    Select On to activate the Beam function


    How far away is the Palm from the pc? See what happens if you place it near the pc itself, and see if the beam works then. Also, and this has been reported to be a cause in some cases, are there any neon lighting near the Palm?

    eddie
     
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